Category Archives: causes

World Hearing Voices Day

Tomorrow is September 14, “International World Hearing Voices Day”.  Who knew?  Talk about turning a ‘negative’ into a positive!  And in honour of the estimated 230 million folks in the world who hear voices, I am reflecting. I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Desperate need…

Like most moms, I love my children enough that I would probably die for them.  I also enjoy their cousins and their friends, especially now that my kids are in their thirties, and the others have been coming around for … Continue reading

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Just another Remembrance Day…

Remembrance Day seems to be sticking with me this year for some reason.  As a former peace activist, I’m one of those odd people who has always reflected on war and its causes and consequences*.  Currently, glory and  heroism are … Continue reading

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Coming out as an atheist

When I was about 19, despite having taught Sunday school for three years, I delared myself an atheist.   Or perhaps it was because of Sunday school.  What had happened to the formerly ‘devout Christian’ me? My aunt, who at 92 … Continue reading

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Occupy?

In the sixties, computers like we have now hadn’t been invented.  They were a ‘futuristic’ concept.  Some of us dreamed that eventually there would be a computer on every desk in schools.  We thought computers would be used to create … Continue reading

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Different drummer

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. It is not important that he should … Continue reading

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‘Gay’ as I’ve known it…

I must have been 14, when my friend June informed me that there were boys who preferred boys instead of girls. “They’re called ‘queer’”, she said.   I still remember some of my mixed reactions: weird; interesting; and concern that this … Continue reading

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